Supervisor, Production Support (Buffers and Media)
When you re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you ll be supported in achieving your career goals.
Location/Division Specific Information
St. Louis, MO
How will you make an impact?
Responsible for supervising a team of technicians who perform buffer & media formulation operations in the support of the manufacture of commercial and clinical biologics. Responsibilities include supervision & training of staff, ensure schedule adherence, maintain a cGMP environment, record review and incident investigation resolutions, routine and some non-routine trouble-shooting decisions. Also accountable for the success and oversight of the manufacturing processes.
Schedule will be 6AM-6:30PM on a rotating shift and will require weekend work.
What will you do?
Direct supervision and management for day-to-day operations of staff, prioritizing assignments, developing staff, and focus on right the first time executions (1-1 s, shift meetings, scheduling, on-the-floor, promote safety and practices). Collaborate daily with cross-functional departments to meet operational needs.
Documentation - review, revise, create or develop procedures.
Technical support - trouble-shooting, detailed investigations, tracking and trending of equipment performance, etc.
Department / Special projects (start-up activities, change over activities, SMQ support updating MM#s, EHS initiatives)
Training - oversee staff for compliance and performance. Ensure self-compliance for training. Ensure new process & MFR documents is understood and performed.
Maintain an environment of compliance and adherence to company standards / certifications - including regulatory guidelines, Safety, and finance (tracking and spending).
MISC Administrative duties (Attendance tracking, coaching, development tracking, 1-1 s, performance evaluations, hiring activities, provide support & leadership cross functionally, etc.)
How will you get here?
High School diploma or equivalent minimally required; some college preferred.
3-5 years of relevant experience in a pharmaceutical or manufacturing environment required.
1 year of supervisory experience strongly preferred; experience as a project lead or group lead minimally required.
GMP experience strongly preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
understanding of regulatory requirements
recognizes and recommends operational improvements
good technical skills
understanding of processes and equipment
understanding why and not just the how of processes and practices
SAP a plus
strong prioritization skills
good communication (written and verbal)
able to organize activities and resources
able to work in an environment of change
able to work independently as a team
able to recognize problems developing, not just occurring
Able to sit, stand, walk all day (including mopping)
Able to lift, push and pull
Able to work in cold and warm environments, and constant background noise (alarms, equipment, etc.)
Able to handle heat, wet conditions, and smells
Able to gown into EU Standard A/B areas - including able to wear gloves & face masks daily
Able to work in a clean room environment - include handling cleaning chemicals with PPE
Good hearing, vision (able to recognize colors), smell, and taste
Able to work in an indoor space that leaves no visual of outside areas
Able to work overtime and flexible work hours (examples; ability to work either 1st or 2nd shift & weekend coverage).
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